Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one, except February alone, Which has 28 days . . . and 29 each Leap Year. Our calendar does not exactly correspond to the earth’s orbit around the sun. In a ‘common’ year the calendar advances by one day each year. But in a leap year the […]Read more "A Leap Backwards"
Morning and evening, here on the Isle of Tiree, there is real sense of the hours of daylight lengthening, as the last full week of February draws to a speedy close. Sunrise this morning on Tiree was at 7:28. Sunset this evening will be at 17:53. And it is noticeable. The rising sun cast a golden […]Read more "Hebridean Sunrise"
How we see the world isn’t just about our eyesight. It is also about our emotions and experiences. In fact it can involve all our senses. Take the colour blue . . . (In galleries mouseover for titles and double click for larger pictures) When it came to painting a room my mother would never […]Read more "Seeing Blue"
This evening saw a full moon rise over Tiree. It is known as the Lenten Full Moon. Appearing during Lent. My first attempt at a photograph was bright enough. However, it lacked any detail. So still learning. Several attempts later I at last managed to capture some detail but by now the cold northerly wind was […]Read more "Lenten Full Moon"
The welcome return might well be that of blue skies and sunshine. After a week of breezy and at times storm weather, it is great to be enjoying sunshine. The wind might be from the north and therefore a touch cold, but it is so bright. If the weather forecast is to be believed, we […]Read more "A Welcome Return"
After a week of breezy and at times stormy weather there is a forecast of sunnier weather for the week ahead even if this evening on Tiree sundown still appeared stormy. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, […]Read more "Sundown on a breezy weekend"
Just a wee reminder on a dull, wet and windy day, when everything is cold and damp that it’s not always like this. (Mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger pictures.) Warm sunny days are a comin’. Just think back to last week and how it was then. Remember the blue sky and clear views […]Read more "Sheep Talk"
Black and Blue would be a perfect description of the weather today. One minute the sky is black, the next it is blue. Add in wintry hail showers. Yesterday stormy weather prevailed throughout the day. Consequently both the ferry and the plane were cancelled. Winds were gusting up to 60mph and visibility was very poor. […]Read more "Wintry Weather Prevails"
On Saturday the 13th February the MV Hebrides, replacement vessel for the MV Clansman which is presently in dry dock, called twice at Tiree. (Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures) The first sailing arrived Tiree 9:17 and departed 9.44 The majority of the traffic was commercial vehicles. However there were also many foot passengers. […]Read more "Sale Day Sailings"
On the 14th of February, 2016, the Baptist Church on Tiree met at their newly renovated premises at Baugh to give God thanks and to dedicate the church building to be used for His honour and glory. (Mouse-over for captions – Double-click for larger pictures) For our family visitors it was their last whole day […]Read more "Sunset on a Memorable Day"